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Aug 3, 2013 3:00pm PDT
ferdman back in 2000 for running a texas-based crime syndicate that staged car crashes ripping off big insurance companies. >> he listed his occupation as a -- >> driver of an ice cream truck. ferdman pled guilty to organized crime and was sentenced to seven years in a texas prison. he served just one year, was let out early for good behavior, and ended up in california. even though felons are barred from running drug medi-cal centers ferdman soon opened a rehab clinic called able family support. taxpayer funded drug rehab has been easy money for alexander ferdman. despite his organized crime conviction in texas, his california drug medi-cal contract is now worth about $2 million a year. his salary, $180,000. even after a 2011 review by los angeles county found evidence of what it considers to be fraudulent practices at his business, ferdman was allowed to expand. drew griffin with cnn. how are you doing? i'd like to ask you some questions about your business, if i could. >> i really don't have time right now. >> you can explain how can a guy with a record like you be operating a drug
Aug 22, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. private sectors in states are innovating just fine. the university of texas is offering $10,000 degrees. more and more people are learning online and making those kind of choices that work for them. >> will you talk to your friends on capitol hill and talk about that increase at community colleges because we do need that increased investment, absolutely. but i do think we also need innovation and competition in the higher education market. i think that's what the point of the president's speech was today. this is a market that's not working. the costs are too high. the value is not there. we need to increase the value and increase the transparency. >> let me give you an example. >> the president today at one of his big new plans, big new ideas, is financial literacy for college students. did you know there are already 56 financial programs for financial literacy? how many times do taxpayers need to pay for the same thing over and over again? >> i think you're making a slightly different point here besides what college students need. college students need to know when they're signing on
Aug 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. >> we can defund obama care. >> reporter: at least potential contenders like texas republican senator ted cruz. one of the headliners over the weekend at the family leadership sum it in iowa. a key stop on these presidential proving grounds. >> we need to abolish the irs. >> reporter: cruz even took a swipe at a possible rival. >> vice president joe biden -- [ laughter ] yeah, the nice thing is you don't even need a punch line. >> reporter: speaking of the vice president, an aide confirmed he'll be the speaker at a state fry hosted by senator tom hearken next month. a stage he shared with then senators barack obama and hillary clinton six years ago. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: while an aide says biden is only make up for missing last year's gathering, it's a sign he's keeping the door open for 2016, with pundits endlessly reading into hillary clinton's paid appearances. her upcoming appearance with terry, not to mention her lunch with the president. >> keep in mind, she's been there before. she doesn't have to measure them. >> reporter: but former advisers to clinton insist t
Aug 23, 2013 2:00pm PDT
shooting massacre guilty. we'll go live to fort hood, texas. >> plus, president obama's first comments on reports of terrifying chemical gas attacks in syria in an exclusive interview with cnn. details and chris cuomo about the horrific new images shocking the world. >> and the country's most dangerous job revealed. it has a death rate topping any other american profession. the details of a surprising new report just ahead. wolf blitzer is off. i'm jessica yellin, you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin now with breaking news out of fort hood, texas where a military jury has found army psychiatrist major nidal hasan guilty on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in the november 2009 shooting rampage. the conviction makes him eligible for the death penalty. and cnn is in fort hood, texas. ed, you have been following this closely. what is next in all of this for nidal? >> well, you know, jessica, the verdict hardly has been a surprise given hasan's first word in the trial were that "clearly this evidence was going to show i was the shooter." the guilty verdicts toda
Aug 6, 2013 2:00pm PDT
wounded soldier covering 60 miles at a stretch through the texas countryside. >> for me it's one of the most uplifting experiences i've had in my adult life, probably my whole life. >> reporter: it's not just cycling. the former president has enjoyed running, swimming, golfing, weight lifting and hard labor on his ranch. his annual physicals while in office found him in excellent health with, quote no, history of hypertension or diabetes and with low to very low coronary artery disease risk. >> thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging. >> reporter: during the unveiling of his presidential portrait in may last year, he seemed healthy and happy as president obama jokingly saluted the fitness-minded white house mr. bush left behind. >> plus, you also have left me a really good tv sports package. >> reporter: yet at his physical this week in dallas, doctors found a blockage in an artery and today inserted a stent, a small, balloon-like device inserted into the narrow passage and expanded to push the blockage aside, leaving a mesh tube to keep the artery clear. p
Aug 7, 2013 2:00pm PDT
, inside this home in georgetown, texas police found the bodies of a college professor, his wife and their 17-year-old daughter. within hours, 15-year-old james walcott admitted he killed his family, using this .22 caliber rifle. walcott told police he hated his parents and sister, and claimed he had been sniffing glue the weeks before he murdered them. the story sent shockwaves through the small town and made headlines around the country. the next year james walcott was tried as an adult, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity. seven years after that, in 1974, he was deemed sane and set free. after that wohl cot seemed to just disappear until a texas newspaper reporter tracked him down here in the central illinois town of decatur where he's been teaching psychology at mill i kin university for the past 27 years. here he is now, his name is dr. james st. james, the head of the psych department at mill i kin, and a student favorite. >> very intelligent, he can lecture for hours without notes. he just knows everything off the top of his head. >> reporter: some people are up
Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm PDT
senator for texas. he said before leaving for recess that he believes if th is the most critical, fundamental time for republicans to make good on their promise to appeal obama care by making this threat that the government is going to run out of money by the end of september and they're not going to vote on funding it unless obama care is defunded. and he's taunting fellow republicans saying they're scared, that's why they may not go his way. but they really are split. he's spending all of august with petitions and trying to push republican leaders to go forward on the strategy. but even the most fiscally conservative republicans are saying for many reasons this is not the best way to go. if you take obama care out of this, there are still questions about how republicans and the white house will come together on a plan to keep the government run persian gulf they have to come up with spending measures and balance that with tax hikes if there are going to be any. that is something we've seen the white house and republicans struggle with since the republicans took over in the hous
Aug 13, 2013 2:00pm PDT
darling who's made a name for himself stirring the political pot. the texas republican challenged pentagon chief chuck hagel at his hearing. >> you explicitly agreed with the characterization of the united states as the world's bully. >> reporter: and says the irs should be abolished. defying his own party leadership threatening to shut down the government over obama care. here he is making the case in iowa. a crucial 2016 battleground state. >> this thing ain't working, but yet i can't count the number of republicans in washington who say we can't defund it. >> reporter: he's a presidential contender but he wasn't born in the u.s. so is he even eligible to run? he says he is. cruz was born in canada to a cuban father and american mother. >> my mother was born in wilmington, delaware, so i'm a u.s. citizen by birth. >> reporter: what does natural born mean? >> as long as he qualifies of a united states by birth, then that makes him a natural born citizen. >> reporter: the citizenship question isn't new. john mccain was born to american parents in the panama canal zone. raising questions. t
Aug 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT
happened to a family in texas this weekend. they discovered the problem when they heard a man yelling at their toddler, reading her name off of her bedroom wall. >> she said wake-up amsen, you little [ bleep ]. >> the gilberts believed their device was hacked. >> it felt like somebody broke into our house. >> someone kind of did. as home automation becomes increasingly popular, there and more ways to hack your house and more devices that are vulnerable. >> i can tell this computer please unlock the door. >> that's a hacker unlocking your door. the smartlock is connected to a device that enables you to control your home appliances from your phone. daniel crowley, a security researcher found a flaw in that device. >> i run code on it and compromise it, set up a back door. or i can control any device hooked up to it. >> and in a world full of these types of devices that let you do anything from flush your toilet to turn on your lights through your smartphone, a hacker can make your house feel haunted. >> i can open up any of these rooms which have been associated with this device and con
Aug 20, 2013 2:00pm PDT
amid all of the buzz freshman texas senator ted cruz is taking another bold step to put any questions about his american heritage to rest by renouncing his alleged canadian citizenship. the move comes after a report in the "dallas morning news" speculating that the tea party favorite who was born in canada to an american mother and a cuban father might actually abdul citizen of both of u.s. and canada. cruz released his birth certificate over the weekend and chief political correspondent candy crowley is in dallas where she's about to set down with cruz for an interview. what do you think we're going to hear? >> reporter: well, i think we're going to hear that he just thought that this was a good thing to do to renounce his canadian citizenship to clear up any lingering questions there might be. i think you will hear the skeptics say he really wanted to get this off the table so if he should run for president, so many people think he wants to, that it's not an issue. you clear it up two years ahead of time. i think i would also mention to you that right now the senator is concentrated
Aug 21, 2013 2:00pm PDT
is getting push back in his campaign to cut funding for obama care. ted cruz of texas was heckled at a town hall meeting in his home state yesterday. take a listen. >> there is a new paradigm. gentlemen, thank you for sharing your views. you know, part of the first amendment is about respecting the views of others. sir -- >> cruz's supporters outnumbered his opponents and applauded his effort to defund the president's health care law even if it leads to a government shutdown. >> i have publicly committed along with a number of other senators that under no circumstances will i vote for any continuing resolution that funds even one penny of obama care. [ applause ] >> let's bring in prominent conservative commentator bill crystal. good to see you as always. thanks for being here. do you think that this crusade by cruz is destined to fail? >> i think it will not be to defund all of obama care as of september 30th. i don't think it's impossible to delay key parts of obama care and not my advice would be to start off by trying to defund it all fine, but have a plan b. i think going after the ind
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